Topic: Canadian history of gay and lesbian/queer parenting.

Overview: My research looks at gay parenting from the 1970’s to 2005, looking at custody cases in the 1970s where a parent’s, often a mothers, sexuality was raised as a potential reason for withholding custody and ending with the ways in which a symbolic child and the presumed childlessness of queer couples was raised in the House of Commons debates on same sex marriage.